Fedex vs UPS,who's better to work for?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DS, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    In your short time here, can you see the advantages of the contractor business model over the employer/employee model?
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    APettyJ makes a good point. I often tease the Express folks around here that with the coming changes at Express that, "We are all Ground now." Increasingly the folks at UPS are beginning to realize the same thing. That we have to canabalize a portion of the Express operations means little if it coincides with continuing growth in market share, namely taking packages off Brown trucks and planes.
  3. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    granted HD is one of the lowest paid opcos on the purple side, but it's also the easiest.

    No juggling time-commits or pickup deadlines (except for the rare appointment deliveries, where you break the ROADs trace). you drive to a certain zip code & deliver the load, then off to the next zip code without looping back to the same area...

    contractors should be paying for sort/load time and a minimum dead-head time from/to the barn to the service area. That's the only gripe i have about this opco. (well no sick pay, vacation pay as well)
  4. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    If it makes you feel any better, I just finished my 6th week of paid vacation and only have 4 days left for the rest of the year.
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    My goodness! You've worked an awful lot this year! See? It's all relative.
  6. Michigander88

    Michigander88 New Member

    No. I see no advantages for the contractor model. They recently made a change so there are no longer single route contractors anymore. You have to own at least three routes. So many single route contractors sold theirs to another one who has a larger business and just worked for them.

    It would be way too much of a headache. Trying to find good reliable drivers that will put in a lot of work for $600 wk and no bennies or anything. Dealing with FedEx Ground, call offs, breakdowns. Way too much stress. I'd much rather be a UPS driver!
  7. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    at the present time if you get a pay check from fedx or ups or even dhl you are doing good
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Let's just say the pay can be well worth the headache.
  9. Orlandoboomstick

    Orlandoboomstick New Member

    Drivers for FedEx work through a contractor. Meaning FedEx doesn't own or deal with their own trucks or direct driver employees except for express and some ground and a few others. I work for a contractor delivering for FedEx. We deliver very heavy stuff a lot, that ups and USPS will not take. We have full benefits. PTO. I drive a brand new nissan van. I've never worked for USPS or ups. I'm sure they're great. I'd definitely be interested in possibly going over to one of them if the pay and benefits are more and if it's just as stress free and relaxed. I heard UPS can't go in driveways a lot or reverse, I do this a lot haha. Never a problem.
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Did you really create a new account just to reopen a six year old thread?
  11. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Stay where you’re at....

    Considering that most of his post was moronic to begin with, I’m not sure you’ll get a good answer.
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  12. Yolo

    Yolo Active Member

    Thanks to ORION we don't need to reverse.
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Don't really expect one.;)
  14. Bob11B

    Bob11B Active Member

    Why would you want to go in a driveway? :censored2:, more money, benefits, a better company and in exchange I have to drive smarter...yea, sounds good.
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  15. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Is it @UpstateNYUPSer
  16. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    I reverse up customers driveway s all the time!

    Nose out to the street is always safer for me...

    One driver had run over a feral cat that had prompted the customer to do this:

  17. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    Why you got a G.I Joe hanging up?
  18. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Lol!!!! Sure pal. Heavy stuff in a Nissan VAN. Tell me about these huge packages you have in your VAN that UPS won't deliver.

    That's because we have a TRUCK not a little van.
  19. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    Yup. Crack a driveway and it goes down as an accident.
  20. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Hell, leave a tire mark and it's a accident.